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  • Unknown memoir of Dylan Thomas to be exhibited

    Two manuscripts including a previously unknown memoir of Dylan Thomas are to be donated to the British Library after being exhibited at Swansea Museum. Professor John Goodby, of Swansea University, the leading authority on Dylan’s poetry, explains: There are three… Read More ›

  • March 2016 News Round-up

    After a quiet start to the year the build-up has begun to the second International Dylan Thomas Day on May 14. May will also see the publication in paperback of The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas, the award of the… Read More ›

  • 2015 Review of the year – Dylan Thomas News

    We had every reason to think that 2015 might be a bad case of the morning-after-the-night-before; a rapid comedown from the 15-month-long party that was the Dylan Thomas centenary, that unique and unprecedented celebration of a 20th century poet. Particularly… Read More ›

  • November 2015 News Round-up

    In our latest news round up we hear about a number of celebrations of Dylan Thomas and his work. Tenby has celebrated a unique event in 1953 with a plaque; National Poetry Day saw Dylan’s work being showcased; and a little-known poem… Read More ›

  • August 2015 News Round-up

    In our latest news round up we reflect on the success of the inaugural International Dylan Thomas Day, look back on how Dylan’s connections to Cornwall have been recognised, hear about discoveries in the Hugh MacDiarmid archive, and we hear the… Read More ›

  • May 2015 News Round-up

    14 May 2015 will mark the first annual International Dylan Thomas Day, a day when we are invited to “celebrate the magic of Dylan Thomas’ words”. May 14th is the anniversary of the first stage performance of Under Milk Wood, when Dylan… Read More ›

  • February 2015 News Round-up

    Welcome to the latest round up of news relating to the poet Dylan Thomas The 2014 Dylan Thomas centenary was fittingly rounded off by two exciting developments. The ‘lost’ notebook, described by Professor John Goodby as “the most exciting discovery since… Read More ›

  • November 2014 News Round-up

    Our latest round up is a mammoth one spanning the celebrations for Dylan’s 100th birthday and reflecting the attendant increase in interest in all matters Dylan Thomas. The weekend of October 25th-26th saw celebrations at the Do Not Go Gentle Festival and… Read More ›

  • Interview: Hannah Ellis on celebrating her grandfather Dylan Thomas

    Hannah Ellis never met her grandfather. Dylan Thomas died in 1953 when his daughter, Hannah’s mother Aeronwy, was just 10 years old, and so Hannah has had to get to know her grandfather Dylan Thomas through his writing, through the… Read More ›

  • October 2014 News Round-up

    Welcome to the latest round up of news relating to the poet Dylan Thomas After years of planning and an unprecedented outpouring of creativity we are finally closing in on the climax of the Dylan Thomas centenary. Dylan was born… Read More ›